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Jan 17, 2013 8:00am PST
people were killed in that massacre last july. >>> also, more changes coming to president obama's white house staff. the president is expected to name deputy national security dennis mcdonough of his next chief of staff. he would replace jack lew and if it happens he would be president obama's fourth chief of staff. hmmm. uh... yeah, can you find a take where it's a bit more dramatic on that last line, yeah? yeah i got it right here. someone help me!!! i have a flat tire!!! well it's good... good for me. what do you think? geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. >>> her title and the health decision that she made seemed to be oh completely contradictory. i'm talking about this beautiful woman alan rose. she was miss district of columbia and also a contestant in last week's miss america pageant. and you may remember the headlines. she made the headlines because her mom, aunt, and grandmother all died of breast cancer and because of that her dad made a radical suggestion to her when she was just a freshman in college, a suggestion she did not
PBS
Jan 16, 2013 6:00pm PST
. >> suarez: today, a white house spokesman called the ad with its use of the obama children repugnant and cowardly. >> brown: coming up, we'll have reaction to the president's approach. also ahead: general stanley mcchrystal; the obama campaign's online push and a cyclist's confession. but first, the other news of the day. here's hari sreenivasan. >> sreenivasan: president obama is losing another member from his first-term cabinet. interior secretary ken salazar announced today he will step down in march, after four years on the job. salazar pushed for greater conservation and renewable energy. and, he oversaw a moratorium on offshore drilling after the b.p. oil spill in 2010. industry groups said the shutdown cost thousands of jobs, but salazar defended it today in his departure statement. attackers in algeria stormed a b.p. natural gas complex today and took dozens of foreigners hostage, including seven americans. at least two people were killed. one was british. the nationality of the other was unclear. we have a report from chris ship of "independent television news." >>
WETA
Jan 16, 2013 7:00pm EST
of the obama white house and that triggered a firestorm. on june 23, 2010, president obama accepted mcchrystal's resignation. >> as difficult as it is to lose general mcchrystal, i believe that it is the right decision for our national security. the conduct represented in the >> warner: after his retirement as a four-star general mcchrystal. co-founded a leadership consulting group and took up teaching at yale university. last week, the war that he once led was back on the front page. on friday, president obama and afghanistan's president hamid karzai announced afghan forces will take the security lead this spring, earlier than expected. all coalition combat forces are slated to leave afghanistan in 2014. it's still unclear how many u.s. troops will stay behind to conduct counter-terrorism and train the afghans. this month, general mcchrystal has published his memoir, "myofs poi share of the task." i spoke to him this afternoon. >> warner: general mcchrystal, thank you for coming in. >> thanks for having me. >> warner: as we just reported, presidents obama and karzai said afghan for
FOX
Jan 16, 2013 5:00pm PST
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LINKTV
Jan 17, 2013 3:00pm PST
president obama prepares for his second inauguration, broadcaster tavis smiley calls on the white house to prioritize the fight against poverty in obama's second term rid of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. president obama has formally unveiled his proposals to reform the nation's gun laws more than a month after the shooting massacre in newtown. on wednesday, obama called for reinstating the ban on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines, expanding background checks for gun buyers, improving the delivery of mental health services, and allowing schools to hire up to 1000 school resource officers and counselors. obama presented his plan alongside vice-president joe biden, who headed the white house task force appointed after newtown. >> in the months since 20 precious children and six brave adults were violently taken from us in sandy hook elementary, more than 900 of our fellow americans have reportedly died at the end of a gun. 900. in the past month. and every day we wait, that number will ke
Current
Jan 16, 2013 8:00pm PST
obama made his announcement about the initiatives. these are children who wrote to the white house concerned about gun safety. rush limbaugh and fox news went crazy. they were trying to make a connection between that and the nra ad. obama was using kids to make a political point, and by the way the nra was using the obama kids. there is no equivalence of attacking the first family children and inviting children to the white house for a ceremony. it goes back to the question of desperation that you mentioned. >> thank you we appreciate it, and before we leave this, i want to make two quick notes. it's true sidwell where the obama kids go to school, they have 11 armed schools. so do 23,000 other public schools across the country have guards. it's not elitist it depends on the policy of which direction you go in the school, and now the nra is saying that the janitors should be armed. you know, the only thing that stops a bad janitor with a gun is a good janitor with a gun. now when we come back the government targeted aaron swartz for simple violation for a term of service with a priv
FOX Business
Jan 16, 2013 7:00pm EST
white house responded by calling the nra cowardly. press secretary offering one of those obama rules as they like to call the say most americans agree that a president's children should not be used as pawns in a political fight. but to go so far as to make the safety of the president's children the subject of an attack and is repugnant and cowardly. well, obama rule number one. bad form to point out the president's children are protected by armed guards and appropriately so, but okay for the presidents to use other people's schoolchildren as props in his news conference in which he advocates a rollback of second amendment rights. our first guest says the president is using the tragedy to bolster an anti-gun agenda and that that is an affront to the second amendment. joining us tonight, the attorney general of the great state of texas. good to have you with this. let me first give your reaction, if i may, to the president's executive orders and as they are called, memoranda to deal with the issue of gun control. >> first of all, we always need to remember, the reason why this has come
PBS
Jan 16, 2013 4:00pm PST
- house coalition course. mr. obama said this is the time to act, but the gun lobby organization the nra dismissed the plan as an attack on firearms. mark has the story. >> the massacre of these 26 innocencts has changed the mood of the nation according to the president. youngsters urged him to change the law. he needs to bring the heart strings of his country to challenge gun culture. >> americans from every background can stand up and say we have suffered too much pain and care too much about our children to allow this to continue. in change will come. >> he signed a 23 orders, mostly small-scale, mainly tightening existing legislation. real change will need new laws, which many in congress will oppose. the new gun controls would mean a ban on semiautomatic assault weapons, a limit to the number of all with a magazine can hold, and i wrote checks for everyone buying a gun. >> are the president's kids more important than yours? >> the national rifle association has put out of hard- hitting advert. the white house has called this repugnant and cowardly, but it is the sentiment you wi
Current
Jan 17, 2013 6:00am PST
: kenny pick. >> president obama and his family live in the house with. that's not fair. shouldn't we all live in the white house. >> yeah, thank you! >> isn't he a big hypocrite pooey head because we can't live there too. this ad brought to you by the large incontinence that run the nra. >> president obama has his own airplane. >> what a snob. >> is it right that he has his own airplane and we don't? >> this ad brought to you by the radical right-wing fringe known as the nra. [ applause ] >> who does he think he is with his own airplane and a big house. >> stephanie: why can't we all have drones. he has abrams tanks. >> you would have to register all of the drone owners. >> stephanie: right. >> the national drone association would object to that. >> stephanie: ask your doctor if drones are right for you? [ laughter ] >> stephanie: twenty-nine minutes after the hour. right back on the "stephanie miller show." ♪ i think the number one thing that viewers like about the young turks is that we're honest. they know that i'm not bs'ing them with some hidden agenda, actually supporting one
KRON
Jan 16, 2013 11:00pm PST
. the spot, posted before obama unveiled his gun policy proposals today, has drawn sharp criticism from the white house. white house press secretary jay carney says the ad is "repugnant and cowardly." the government is confirming. americans are among those who were taken hostage during an attack by islamist fighters in algeria. at least two people have been killed and six others injured. the group targeted a bus carrying passengers - from a base at the british owned gas field. to an airport. indications are, the attackers are affiliated with an al qaeda group based in mali. defense secretary leon panetta has called it a - quote- 'terrorist act.' on to a developing story. the algerian army is surrounding a natural gas complex in the sahara where islamist militants are holding dozens of hostages. the government is confirming. americans are among those who were taken hostage during an attack by islamist fighters in algeria. seven of the hostages are reported to be americans. the group claiming responsibility says the attack on the complex was revenge for algeria's support for france's
CBS
Jan 17, 2013 4:30am PST
, three his symptoms and ammunition were removed from the house as well as three pistols. >>> president obama has laid down his proposal to curb gun violence but now comes the tough part getting congress to go along with his plan. the sweeping half billion- dollar plan calls for a ban on assault rifles and expanded background checks on customers for every gun purchased. it would also limit ammunition magazines to a maximum of 10 rounds and impose stiffer penalties for gun trafficking. >> i'm calling on congress to pass some very specific proposals right away. if there's even one life that can be saved then we have an obligation to try. >> the president signed 23 executive orders aimed at reducing gun violence but his key proposal needs congressional approval. house speaker john boehner is showing no sign of urgency to act on it. the nra was quick to announce its opposition to any weapons ban. >> anybody who dies from any reason at the hands of a criminal or somebody who is insane or in an accident for that matter is a tragedy. nobody's saying it isn't. but what i am sayin
ABC
Jan 17, 2013 4:00am PST
obama's new proposals. mr. obama introduced them yesterday at the white house, as abc's jonathan karl reports. >> reporter: as gun sales across the country continue their record pace, gun advocates reacted swiftly to the president. declaring they will fight his proposals on every level. when the president made his announcement, he was joined by four kids that wrote him letters after sandy hook. >> julia said -- julia, where are you? i'm not scared for my safety. i'm scared for others. >> reporter: rush limbaugh mocked that. >> the children are writing letters to the president. we don't want to die. we don't want to die. >> reporter: the president's proposal, if passed by congress, would ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazine clips. and require background checks on virtually every gun sale. even those between private individuals at gun shows. he called on supporters to put pressure on members of congress. >> ask them, what's more important? doing whatever it takes to get an "a" grade from the gun lobby that funds their campaigns? or giving parents some peace of mind when they d
FOX News
Jan 17, 2013 3:00pm EST
that at the white house? >> i think so. the notion that the tide of war is receding and al qaeda is on its heels has outlasted the campaign and will continue into the second obama term. >> this would be contrary to the narrative of the white house. >> that's right. that's right. >> christian whiteon, thanks very much. >> new details about the bizarre, alleged hoax, against one of hollywood's biggest storms, manti te'o, there was word that his -- grandmother and girlfriend died within hours of each other. she was diagnosed with leukemia and died. but turns out she never existed. this photo was storm from a woman who says she had no idea it was being used as part of the scheme. a web site breck this. te'o now says he never met their girl in person but developed a relationship online and he, too is a victim of the hoax. here is i talking about the nonexisting girlfriend back in october. >> you have somebody that you talk to every single day, you sleep with on the phone because she has -- is going through a lot of phone and the only way she can slip is she knows you're on the other side of
CNN
Jan 17, 2013 12:00am PST
think on defeating barack obama because he was going to erase the second amendment from the constitution than they've ever spent to defeat anybody before, yet there he was today at the white house behind the podium talking about reasonable common sense gun laws. >> i thought the nra's advertisement lambasting the president for the security around his children was particularly offensive and a new low even by the leadership of that organization standards today. >> you know, we talked to nra members and we talked to gun deal. >> and we poll them. the truth is the average nra member has not been very happy with the performance that they've been seeing out of the nra's washington lobbyists lately. nra members are people who hunt, who want to defend themselves and who want to be left alone, like much of the country. the nra's washington leadership lives and breathes for an entirely different purpose these days. they're selling guns and they're raising money and they're trying to elect republicans to congress that is the bottom line. and when you go after people's kids, i think you
Current
Jan 16, 2013 4:00pm PST
] >> obama: we've got an obligation to try. >> the president today signed 23 executive orders. >> obama uses kids as human shields. >> some republicans say the white house effort is misguided. >> we're talking about gun safety and reducing gun violence not begun control. >> what republicans are upset mostly is stopping the legislation. >> he wants to go big on this. >> thethe national rifle association released a video. >> the national rifle association came out swinging. >> put more guns in school. wow, you got me on that. >> doing whatever it takes to get an a-grade from the gun lobby. >> from the overmajority support of their members. >> adam lanza still would have had access to guns. >> these measures have the support of the american people. it doesn't mean that these will be easy to enact or implement. >> cenk: now in there we had of course the most absurd defenses by the republicans, which i'll get to in a second. ana kasparian joins me here. first let's start with president obama's press conference today. let me show you what he said. >> obama: they are common sense measures. they hav
WHUT
Jan 17, 2013 9:00am EST
and hand it over to president obama which we've heard has had hostile environment in the white house. >> i think the bottom line is, he did fairly good job the first time, he hasn't delivered yet. he needs to. diversity at the highest level of government is going to deliver better results and better electoral and outcomes, what is he waiting for. >> i don't know where to begin quite frankly. because president obama ran one of the most divisive campaigns in recent memory. did he it to divide and conquer the electorate. he got over -- 55% of the women vote. and what does he give his electorate for electing him a second term? i'm going to appoint all white men to cabinets of really importance, defense secretary, cia, i'm missing one and state. and ruth markus, she writes for the "washington post" this is first time in 16 years we won't have secretary of state of color or who is a woman. i think for this president i think it's funny because ruth went on to say it's almost like mad men on tear steroids. they -- and president is only face of diversity. >> i think it -- wait, let me just --
WETA
Jan 17, 2013 2:30am EST
... >> the first couple to arrive at the neighborhood ball... >> narrator: on the very night barack obama was inaugurated, a group of republicans quietly gathered to develop plans for taking on the new president. >> a meeting, a dinner, took place in a famous steak house in downtn washington, with newt gingrich as sort of the mc, as it were. >> the thing i found disturbing this week... >> narrator: at the gathering of gop luminaries: top conservative congressmen eric cantor, kevin mccarthy, paul ryan, senate power brokers jim demint, jon kyl, tom coburn, and event organizer frank luntz. >> the room was filled. it was a who's who of ranking members who had at one point been committee chairmen or in the majority, who now wondered, out loud, whether they were in the permanent minority. >> the 44th president of these united states, barack obama. >> many of them had attended obama's inauguration. they had seen that breathtaking spectacle of a million and a half people on the mall. and it felt like a wholesale repudiation of the republican party. >> they walked into that dining room as depresse
CNN
Jan 16, 2013 4:00pm PST
the nra's power is waning as the number of house holds with guns has declined. barack obama was still reelected and many nra backed candidates did not win. but by all accounts the nra remains a well connected strong and shrewd political power that says it is currently gaining members and it is clearly stealing itself to match anything the white house throws its way. >> the nra is also influential among democrats. one of them happens to be harry reid. you know the man who the president would be reliant upon to get something significant through the senate -- >> 1994 and 2004 he has a b rating from the nra. that is higher than almost anyone. this amazing fact. he has received more money from the nra than any senate democrat. when it comes to harry reid and the nra it is a close relationship. >> kind of a love affair. he appeared with wayne lappier in 2010. he is a guy who says i am going to go with my party. so will he really oppose the president on gun issues? >> he is going to try to quarterback what he can. at the end of the day harry reid is a very practical politician. he said
CBS
Jan 17, 2013 6:30pm EST
the white house put out this photograph of michelle obama today, her 49th birthday, her new haircut caught our eye. the word is out-- bangs are in. it was a national catch phrase-- got a problem? write dear abbey. millions did and we'll remember next. am or best-ever meatloaf. go to campbellskitchen.com for recipes, plus a valuable coupon. campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. i wish my patients could see what i see. ♪ that over time, having high cholesterol and any of these risk factors can put them at increased risk for plaque buildup in their arteries. so it's even more important to lower their cholesterol, and that's why, when diet and exercise alone aren't enough, i prescribe crestor. in a clinical trial versus lipitor, crestor got more high-risk patients' bad cholesterol to a goal of under 100. [ female announcer ] crestor is not right for everyone. like people with liver disease or women who are nursing, pregnant or may become pregnant. tell your doctor about other medicines you're taking. call your doctor right away if you have muscle pain or weakness, feel unusually
MSNBC
Jan 16, 2013 7:00pm PST
different. >> today, president obama made white house history by being the first president to make gun control legislation his first presidential legislative priority. the president was preceded to the microphone today and introduced by the only person who could have put together a full presidential legislative package on gun control in only 30 days. the man who was chairman of the senate committee that passed the original assault weapons ban 20 years ago, the man who took the stage today as clearly the most valuable vice president of the modern age. >> it has been 33 days since the nation's heart was broken by the horrific senseless violence that took place at sandy hook elementary school. 20, 20 beautiful first graders gunned down in a place that is supposed to be their second sanctuary. six, six members of the staff killed, trying to save those children. we all know we have a moral obligation, a moral obligation to everything in our power to stop the prospect of something like that happening again. >> the vice president described the meeting last month with 22 groups, gun offici
FOX News
Jan 16, 2013 11:00pm PST
for a vote. are you in favor of all president obama's recommendations? pass it through the senate first and let the house do it. that would be interesting if he does that. i think he was an nra backed candidate, too,be if i'm not mistaken. >> greg: do i have time to throw to the sot? we're doing it in the next block? great to be back. >> dana: people talking to you in your head. >> greg: it's happening again. i have to get out of here. coming up, should a reality show that features one father who has 11 kids with ten different women called beckel be on television? we told you about --be go ahead. >> two boys, you know, take responsibility. you can hate all you want to. i didn't ask for it. i just happened. >> greg: we told you about "all my babies' mommas" last weekbe but the network changed its mind about the show. tragically. we'll tell you what they have planned ahead. ♪ ♪ >> announcer: meet jill. she thought she'd feel better after seeing her doctor. and she might have, if not for kari, the identity thief stole jill's social security number to open credit cards, destroying
CNBC
Jan 17, 2013 1:00pm EST
strongly condemning the attack on the plant and the white house spokesperson saying president obama is being briefed regularly on the situation. they would not provide any clarity about whether or not there are u.s. drones over algeria at this point. to give you the background, a group connected to al qaeda has claimed responsibility for this attack. they said it is in retaliation for fran's moving into mali. they tried to put a stop to islamic militants trying to take over that country. >> michelle, the earlier reports i saw in the associated press, news source, there were multiple fatalities, maybe as many as 35 among the whose stages. that is now an unreliable report, right? >> absolutely. at this point no one at any senior level in any senior government can confirm those numbers for us at this point or those reports. >> michelle, thank you very much. >>> onto the debt ceiling. the deadline approaching so it washington on the verge of killing an economy that many people think is actually experiencing a very nice little rebound? we're going to ask loan ceo jim tisch when "power lu
FOX News
Jan 17, 2013 12:00pm PST
speaking with each other. the speaker of the house refuses to speak to president obama about the debt ceiling and possible default. president obama says the same about him. there's not just a difference about this, all the money, pomp and circumstances, people don't feel like celebrating. there's a weariness and it's bipartisan but people do it bass it's one of our rituals that demands we come together and show the world we are the greatest democracy and we are unified in these moments for a reason. >> so, it's happy face for a day. >> you mentioned his first inaugural with all the soaring rhetoric and the promises of hope and aspirations, going to transcend the petty partisanship , usher in transparency, remake politics. arguably it didn't happen. what really can he say? >> it's going to be very difficult for him to come up with an address that really changes people's opinion about the state we're in or the direction of his second term. it's going to be hard to inspire. he'll probably go long. i don't think re'll follow abraham lincoln and just use 705 words, but he'll take credit, c
MSNBC
Jan 17, 2013 7:00am PST
house and a twitter hash tag. >> president obama's on the right side of the history here, he's on the right side of how to keep our children and americans safe. >> i'm very proud of president obama and certainly vice president biden who's done so much work on bringing everybody together. >> he really went big, he went broad. this is a comprehensive approach, an amazing job done by the vice president, incredible courage by the president. >> but the nra vows the fight of the century and republicans strongly condemn the president's ideas. senator blunt said, he's attempting to restrict the second amendment rights of law abiding americans. congressman scalise, any attempt by president obama to take away gun rights will meet strong opposition in congress. it was senator rand paul who went the farthest. >> our founding fathers were very concerned about having a separation of powers, they didn't want to let the president become a king. i'm afraid that president obama may have this king complex sort of developing and we're going to make sure that it doesn't happen. >> i want to bring in the p
CNN
Jan 16, 2013 5:00pm PST
president obama going big and trying to move fast on gun control. we have new polling that may help explain the political need for speed. today at the white house, as you probably know, president obama laid out a number of proposals and executive actions he is taking. in the room with him were a number of parents of children killed in the sandy hook elementary school in newtown, connecticut, including lynn and chris mcdonnell, the parents of grace mcdonnell. president obama spoke about grace today. >> and when i visited newtown last month, i spent some private time with many of the families who lost their children that day. and one was the family of grace mcdonnell. grace's parents are here. grace was 7 years old when she was struck down. just a gorgeous, caring, joyful little girl. i'm told she loved pink. she loved the beach. she dreamed of becoming a painter. and so just before i left chris, her father gave me one of her paintings. and i hung it in my private study just off the oval office. and every time i look at this painting, i think about grace. and i think about the life th
ABC
Jan 17, 2013 1:40am PST
. so this is coming directly from the white house, directly from president obama's chair. he's cracking down. he wants to reinstate a ban on assault-style weapons. ban high-capacity magazines, which a small majority of americans approve of and a large majority want to see stricter laws when it comes to background checks and getting authorized. >> it's going to be a tough sell, no doubt about it. >>> the president's new proposals facing uncertain future in the congress. the nra fighting against them before they were unveiled. the group's new add calls mr. obama an elitist hypocrite. because his children attend a school protected by armed guards. the white house called the ad repugnant and cowardly. >>> authorities are stepping up efforts to track down a serial bank robber who doesn't hesitate to use his assault weapon, a $100,000 reward being offered for tips leading to the arrest of the so-called ak-47 bandit. the suspect held up at least five banks last year in california, idaho and washington and he shot and wounded a police officer. the fbi believes that he's waiting to stri
CNN
Jan 16, 2013 7:00pm PST
explain the political need for speed. the white house and president obama laid out a number of proposals he is taking. in the room were a number of parents of kids killed in the sandy hook in newtown. >> i spent some private time with many families that lost their children that day. one was the family of grace mcdonald. grace's parents are here. grace was seven years old when she was struck down. a gorgeous, caring, joyful little girl. i'm told she loved pick. she loved the beach. she dreamed of becoming a painter. so just before i left chris, her father, gave me one of her paintings, and i hung it in my private study just out of the oval office. every time i look at that painting, i think about grace. i think about the life that she lived and the life that lay ahead of her and most of all, i think about how when it comes to protecting the most vulnerable among us, we must act now, for grace. >> we may remember. i interviewed grace's parents days after the killing. they gave me a copy of that same drawing as well. i spoke with them earlier this ink. they didn't want to come on
MSNBC
Jan 17, 2013 8:00am PST
will canvass the country taking their argument straight to the american people. then part two, an obama patented social immediate y'all campaign including twitter outreach and a new page on the white house website titles now is the time. part three convincing lawmakers on the hill. that's probably the toughest part. the biggest challenge by far with the right already signaling an uphill climb at the capital. >> the emphasis for all of this is the shootingcapital. this is stuff they have always wanted to do and now this has created the political climate to pursuit it. >> you have to convince the congress that this is the right thing to do. you can't force them to do it. you shouldn't force them to do it. it's democracy and you can make good arguments. >> adding bilt to the read beat rhetoric from the right t national rifle association, the nra ramping up its fight and defending its new ad featuring the president's daughters. >> it wasn't about the president's daughters, what it is about is the fact that this whole debate is how to keep children safe. we believe that every parent ought to
CNN
Jan 17, 2013 4:00pm EST
presidencies and hears goes through his white house chief of staff. sources say president obama's about to name one of his most trusted advisers to that post. cnn's athena jones reports. >> dennis mcdonough has been a trusted adviser to president obama, counseling him on foreign advisory issues and later as deputy national adviser. he was in "the situation room" during the historic raid that killed osama bin laden. >> it was quite a team effort. >> now the president is poised to name mcdonough as chief of staff. it's a key role that requires the right fit, as captured by the popular tv show, "the west wing". >> you've got a best friend? >> yez. >> would you trust him with your life? >> yes, sir. >> one of 11 children in what he's described as a catholic family. he's kept a low profile in the administration a man of integrity. former obama aide was chief domestic policy adviser. >> dennis traveled extensively with the president. when you spend day in and day out with someone in a high stakes, very stressful set of circumstances, you get to know them well. i think they think very si
LINKTV
Jan 17, 2013 9:00am PST
. republican house speaker john boehner told newly reelected president obama he wants to see obama succeed. >> mr. president, this is your moment. we are ready to be led -- not as democrats or republicans, but as americans. we want you to lead. not as a liberal or conservative, but as president of the united states of america. we want you to succeed. challenge ourselves to find the common ground that has eluded us. let's rise above the dysfunctions and to the right thing together for our country. >> there you have house speaker john boehner. >> i appreciate the sentiment, but the words at the moment, we will see what kind of truth, what kind of authenticity there is behind those words when the president, now back in washington, sits down with republicans to deal with that word i hate, sequestration. when you start dealing with these cuts on the table -- with said many times, budgets are moral documents. when they get into the weeds about these numbers and about the priorities, we will see how strong sentiment comes through. >> my spontaneous response is i believe those words, and t
MSNBC
Jan 17, 2013 6:00am PST
to admit it, is not a believer in the second amendment. >> the white house is also up against the nra, which is raising money. e-mailing support, to upgrade their membership to prepare for, quote, the fight of the century. barack obama, joe biden and their gun ban allies in it congress only want to blame you, vilify you, bully you and strip you of your second amendment freedoms. nra president david keen made these slippery slope argument that has become all too familiar from them. this morning on the "today" show. >> you get into the sort of bidding match. they say we shouldn't have a 30-round magazine or 20-round. the president says let's have a ten. the governor of new york says well, i can top that, we'll have a seven-round magazine. >> but did the nra go too far by invoking president obama's daughters, even before he spoke in a video attack? keene defended the decision this morning with savannah. >> it wasn't about the president's daughters. what it is about is the fact that -- >> the ad does mention the president's daughters. >> it's how to keep children safe. >> finally, as
CSPAN
Jan 17, 2013 1:00pm EST
. yesterday, i was personally very proud to be in the white house as president obama and vice president biden unveiled a strong, comprehensive package of legislative and regulatory reforms needed to response to the ongoing gun violence in america's cities and suburbs. every day america's mayors see the carnage caused by illegal guns and assault weapons that have no place on our nation's streets. working with president obama, vice president biden and the congress, we will make sure that the changes that are needed to protect our children are made. ladies and gentlemen, u.s. conference of mayors, welcome back our great friend, vice president joe biden. [applause] >> thank you very much. please, please be seated. thank you all very, very much. an honor to be back with you. i would like to begin by acknowledging two folks from delaware who are here who are engaged in this subject as well. one i have known for years and years. he is now our new mayor, dennis williams, i don't know where you are out there, but welcome to the conference, old buddy. great to have you. and dennis and i go back t
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Jan 17, 2013 2:30pm PST
an uncertain future. there's no majority in either house of congress with resistance from both republicans and democrats. gun supporters have also launched an advertising campaign against obama's move. the proposals including a ban on assault weapons in response to last month's school massacre in newtown. >> bush fires continue to rage in australia. dozens of homes have been destroyed, and firefighters are struggling to keep the situation under control. more fires are expected this weekend as even higher temperatures and winds are forecast. >> in indonesia, heavy monsoon rains have triggered severe flooding in much of the capital, paralyzing daily lives. at least four people are reported dead, and thousands have had to evacuate their homes. >> authorities have been setting up emergency shelters, and have faced the flood alert -- raised the flood alert. more heavy rain is forecast for the next few days. >> jakarta has come to a standstill. muddy waters of to two meters high in the city center have forced many government offices and businesses to close. people simply cannot get t
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Jan 17, 2013 2:00pm PST
future. there's no majority in either house of congress with resistance from both republicans and democrats. gun supporters have also launched an advertising campaign against obama's move. the proposals including a ban on assault weapons in response to last month's school massacre in newtown. >> bush fires continue to rage in australia. dozens of homes have been destroyed, and firefighters are struggling to keep the situation under control. more fires are expected this weekend as even higher temperatures and winds are forecast. >> in indonesia, heavy monsoon rains have triggered severe flooding in much of the capital, paralyzing daily lives. at least four people are reported dead, and thousands have had to evacuate their homes. >> authorities have been setting up emergency shelters, and have faced the flood alert -- raised the flood alert. more heavy rain is forecast for the next few days. >> jakarta has come to a standstill. muddy waters of to two meters high in the city center have forced many government offices and businesses to close. people simply cannot get to work. >> i am
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Jan 17, 2013 12:00am PST
of an attack that is repugnant and cowardly, meanwhile kids were front and center with obama as they announced his plan for cutting gun violence. the white house released letters written by the youngsters like this one from an 11-year-old named julia who wrote, quote, i know that laws have to be passed by congress but i beg you to try hard to make guns no the allowed. not just for me, but for the whole united states. how generous. the kids have spoken. is the gun debate now over? >> no, it is not over. i didn't realize they were employing the children to inform the policiment apparently he went to them and said how about drone strikes? they went, cool, that's great. >> that's the thing. why doesn't he employ policy decision? they would think drone strikes are mean. they are mean. >> no, they are cool because you blow people up without any authorization and they don't know what is coming and other people die. >> it is far away though so you don't really see it. >> same thing. >> jedediah, was using children exploy tiff or fair? >> i didn't like the ad. i thought it was a bad ad.
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Jan 16, 2013 11:30pm PST
magazines. >> the president needs congress to pull the trigger. >> it is president obama's highly evened response to the sandy hook school shooting. a sweeping plan to overhaul america's gun laws. details came today at a white house ceremony. the $500 billion blueprint a is mixture of executive orders, and proposed legislation. the broader and more impactful ideas need congress to act. the president appealed to the hearts and minds of americans, while urging those lawmakers to act, and act soon. >> reporter: the president surrounded himself, with some of the children he knew gun laws will help protect. four children who wrote him letters. >> she said i know that laws have to be passed by congress. but i beg you to try very hardly. julia, i will try very hardly. >> reporter: he then laid out what he will push congress to pass. the assault rifles ban. require background checks on all gun sales. 40% of sales right now have no such checks. renew a 10 round limit on ammunition magazines, and more. >> the only way we can change, is if the american people demand it. >> reporter: then the presid
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Jan 16, 2013 10:00pm PST
asked president obama to stop gun violence. in response, the president invited him to the white house for today's announcement. >>> experts on gun policy are noting that president obama did not do what president george h.w. bush did after a school massacre in stockton in 1989. president obama did not use his authority to block the import of weapons that where not generally recognized for sporting purposes. >>> interior secretary, ken salazar the latest secretary to announce he is leaving the obama administration. he plans to step down in march to return to his home in colorado. president obama released a statement praising salazar on his work, saying he helped expand the development of domestic energy resources, while also protecting water, land, and wildlife. >>> actor conrad bane has died at the age of 89. many remember him from tv's "diff'rent strokes." >> i adopted willis and arnold, because they're great kids, and i love them. >> he played the kindly white man who adopted two young african american brothers. the nbc show debuted in 1978, and was one of several comedies that dealt
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Jan 17, 2013 12:00pm EST
what they call the obama rule enshrining the president's practice of not forcing legislative action on anything no matter how noble that can't pass both houses. he now appears willing to burn political capital by pressuring senate democrats to vote for a measure that is likely to die in the house. a symbolic gesture that sets the stage he hopes for more meaningful ones. i read that, and i thought am i depressed? you seem to suggest that there is failure built into these proposals, and that this is a -- >> this is something that the left has -- remember during the health care debate. obviously we talked about the public option. there has been a sense at various points that he backed off the tough fights because he knew he wasn't going to be able to turn a quick deal. the hallmark of his first term was racking up victories accelerated by rahm emanuel. >> never let any crisis go. >> we're in a completely different environment, and obama did pretty well working from the outside in on the fiscal cliff thing, and now the sense is he is nott going to win on the assault bans. he might do be
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Jan 16, 2013 9:00pm PST
. >> sean: and as you can imagine, the white house was up in arms that the n.r.a. mentioned the president's children in the ad, but ironically, obama didn't mind exploiting other people's kids during today's press conference. join me now with reaction, fox news contributors monica crowley and lessy marshal. wait a minute, so you didn't mention his kids, but we'll use these other kids as props and exploit them in the background here, a little hypocritical? >> not at all. >> no? >> you know i'm the mom of two kids, four and five. nobody can exploit my children except me, so, if you think anybody exploited them, and i don't think they he were exploited, it's the parents. the parents agreed, the kids sent the president a letter and sean, this is about the kids, i'm not going to start singing whitney houston "the children of our i promise. >> sean: and i take your point and i think generally speaking i think keep kids of ehe lektlek elected officials out of politics, do you agree. >> i agree. >> sean: but i mentioned major hasan and it didn't fit in the narrative. >> anytime you use
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Jan 16, 2013 8:00pm PST
landslide. some political analysts believe the nra's power is waning as the number of house hoemds with guns has declined. barack obama was still reelected and many nra-backed candidates did not win. but by all ktdaccounts, this he remain well-connected and a strong, shrewd political power currently they say are gaining members and stealing themselves to match anything the white house throws its way. tom foreman, cnn, washington >>> the nra is not only a powerful force among republicans but it is also influential among democrats. one happens to be the top democrat in the senate, harry reid. john avlon is looking into the majority leader's ties with the nra. the man the president would be relying upon to get something significant in terms of gun laws. he does pretty well with the nra. >> here is the deal about harry reid and guns. he opposed the assault weapons ban not once but twice in 1994 and 2004. he has a "b" rating from the nra. that's higher than ten other democrats. he has received moremy frney fr nra than any other senate member. >> a little love affair. he even appeared wi
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